Travel Germany - 2023 Guide to Christmas Markets in Berlin

It has been said a million times. Berlin is popular with visitors, and well well well even Berliners love their town. A trip to Berlin is exciting in every season and it is most certainly worth it at Christmas. The Christmas Markets are too good. Most people might have inherited Christmas decorations from their parents or grandparents, but there will always be some handmade item we can fall in love with and buy this Christmas season.

Travel Germany - 2023 Guide to Christmas Markets in Berlin

The truth is all Christmas Markets in Berlin are filled to the rafters with tourists and locals. All markets are the same in terms that every single stallholder puts the greatest effort and love into the making of the market. True, some might have to stand next to a big department store with a view of a TV tower, and others are so very lucky to have their stall next to a palace, but it doesn’t make the one or other less or more traditional. This is Berlin, there are so many different people and boroughs in this town.

Berlin's Christmas decoration - delicacies - sparkling lights

Who doesn’t love Christmas? There are the odd few who think this is all bah humbug. Who doesn’t love traditional Christmas decorations, Christmas delicacies, the sparkly illuminated markets at night and most of all who doesn’t like to drink the very yummy and hot mulled wine? Mulled wine, together with the most often historical backdrop of the markets is probably the biggest drawcard.

No matter which one of the Berlin Christmas Markets you plan to visit, it is going to be fantastic. Why not try to be open-minded and tolerant? Don’t get upset by the crowds and please don’t think you are a better tourist than the one next to you. It is Christmas time, and surely everyone will get her/his fair share of Mulled Wine (Gluehwein in German). There is enough for everyone, and stallholders want to sell it to you. Please, no fighting under the mistletoe.

The popular ones are Christmas Market Gedächtniskirche, Christmas Market Charlottenburg Palace, Christmas Market Gendarmenmarkt, , Christmas Market Red Town Hall, Christmas Market Alexanderplatz, and Christmas Market Potsdamer Platz. These are all different but great places to visit, and there are so many more to choose from in Berlin. Actually, no one can really tell which one is the best, I mean how when there are so many Christmas Markets in this Berlin.

Popular Berlin Christmas Markets 2023

Winter Wonderland and Christmas Market Potsdamer Platz Winter Wonderland: 28 October 2023 to 1 January 2024. Hours: 11 am to 10 pm, 24 December 2023 to 2 pm, closed on 19 November 2023 and 26 November 2023. Christmas market: 27 November to 26 December 2023. Hours: 10am to 10pm, 24 December 2023 10am to 4pm. Tickets: free. Tobogganing: EUR 2.50.


Christmas Market Gedächtniskirche Kurfürstendamm 237, 10789 Berlin: 27 November 2023 to 7 January 2024. Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm, Christmas Eve from 11 am to 2pm, December 25 and 26 from 1pm to 9 pm, New Year's Eve from 11 am to 8 pm, 1 January 1pm to 9pm. Tickets: free.


Christmas Market Gendarmenmarkt 27 November 2023 to 31 December 2023. The Christmas Magic Gendarmenmarkt will take place from 2022 to 2024 on Bebelplatz in front of the State Opera. Sunday to Thursday from 12pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, Christmas Eve from 12pm to 6pm, 25 and 26 December from 12pm to 10pm, New Year's Eve from 12pm to 1am. Tickets: EUR 2, children free. Free Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm. New Year's Eve EUR 10.


Christmas Market Alexanderplatz 27 November 2023 to 26 December 2023. 1aam to 10pm, 24 December 2023: 10am to 4pm. Tickets: free.


Christmas Market Red Town Hall 27 November 2023 to 7 January 2024. Monday to Friday from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 10pm, 25 and 26 December from 11am to 9pm, New Year's Eve 11am to 8pm. Tickets: free.


Lucia Christmas Market Kulturbrauerei 27 November 2023 to 22 December 2023. Monday to Friday from 3pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 10pm. Tickets: free.


Christmas Market Charlottenburg Palace 27 November 2023 to 26 December 2023. Monday to Thursday from 2pm to 10pm, Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 10pm, 25 and 26 December 2023 from 12pm to 8pm, 24 December 2023 closed. Tickets: free.

Which one is the best Berlin Christmas Market?

Berlin Christmas Markets? Some of the Markets are bigger than the others, some offer ice rinks and fairy wheel rides, and some are only open on weekends. Go and have fun, enjoy yourself and find the Christmas Market you love best.

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From Berlin with love

The article has been updated in November 2023 for accuracy.